Of course my project would not be complete without a model with dark skin.  It was important for me to experiment with different ages, cultures  and skin types to experiment with flattering light for each.  Again not a professional model but you really get a sense of a strong women proud of  who she is, m0922_2009 Shell_2009 Shellm1229 especially given her choice of hair style.  

I want to give a comparison, of an image at the beginning of the shoot and one as we progressed.  It is amazing the difference it can make when you really work hard to make the model feel at ease.